The table below looks at the statistics for QA skills in IT jobs advertised for the Canary Wharf region. Included is a guide to the average salaries offered in IT jobs that have cited QA over the 3 months to 1 October 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
1 Oct 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Quality Assurance (QA)
Rank 10 22 30
Rank change year-on-year
+12 +8
Permanent jobs citing QA 11 23 31
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Canary Wharf 10.68% 8.42% 7.91%
As % of the Quality Assurance & Compliance category 84.62% 71.88% 60.78%
Number of salaries quoted 8 23 20
Average salary £57,500 £77,500 £72,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
-25.80% +6.89%
UK excluding London average salary £39,000 £40,000 £40,000
% change year-on-year
-2.50% -
QA
London

The following table is for comparison with the above and provides statistics for the entire Quality Assurance & Compliance category in permanent jobs advertised in the Canary Wharf region.

Quality Assurance & Compliance Category
Canary Wharf
Permanent IT job ads with a match in the
Quality Assurance & Compliance category
13 32 51
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Canary Wharf 12.62% 11.72% 13.01%
Number of salaries quoted 10 31 38
Average salary £57,500 £77,500 £72,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
-25.80% +6.89%
90% offered a salary of more than £56,400 £47,500 £47,500
10% offered a salary of more than £75,500 £97,500 £85,000
UK excluding London average salary £40,000 £40,000 £40,000

QA
Jobs Demand Trend in Canary Wharf

This chart provides a 3-month moving total of permanent IT jobs citing QA across the Canary Wharf region as a proportion of the total demand within the Quality Assurance & Compliance category.

QA Jobs Demand Trend in Canary Wharf

QA
Salary Trend in Canary Wharf

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for salaries quoted in permanent IT jobs citing QA across the Canary Wharf region.

QA Salary Trend in Canary Wharf

QA
Salary Histogram in Canary Wharf

This chart provides a salary histogram for IT jobs citing QA across the Canary Wharf region over the 3 months to 1 October 2014.

QA Salary Histogram in Canary Wharf

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Top 30 Related IT Skills in Canary Wharf

For the 6 months to 1 October 2014, IT jobs across the Canary Wharf region citing QA also mentioned the following IT skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number of jobs and their proportion against the total number of IT job ads sampled that cited QA.

1 26 (92.86%) Finance
2 16 (57.14%) SQL
3 11 (39.29%) SQL Server
3 11 (39.29%) Project Management
3 11 (39.29%) Data Analysis
3 11 (39.29%) Continuous Improvement
4 10 (35.71%) ITIL V3
4 10 (35.71%) ITIL V2
4 10 (35.71%) Supplier Management
4 10 (35.71%) Telecoms
4 10 (35.71%) Service Management
4 10 (35.71%) Service Delivery
4 10 (35.71%) ITIL
4 10 (35.71%) PRINCE2
5 9 (32.14%) Cognos
5 9 (32.14%) ETL
5 9 (32.14%) PeopleSoft
5 9 (32.14%) SAP
5 9 (32.14%) Oracle
5 9 (32.14%) IBM
5 9 (32.14%) Unit Testing
5 9 (32.14%) SAP Data Services
5 9 (32.14%) Dimensional Modelling
5 9 (32.14%) Data Mapping
6 8 (28.57%) Business Intelligence
7 5 (17.86%) Analytical Skills
8 4 (14.29%) Test Scripting
8 4 (14.29%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
8 4 (14.29%) UNIX
8 4 (14.29%) Agile Software Development

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Top Related IT Skills in Canary Wharf by Category

For the 6 months to 1 October 2014, IT jobs across the Canary Wharf region citing QA also mentioned the following IT skills grouped by category. The figures indicate the number of jobs and their proportion against the total number of IT job ads sampled that cited QA. Up to 20 skills are shown per category.

Applications
1 2 (7.14%) MS Excel
2 1 (3.57%) Spreadsheet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 11 (39.29%) SQL Server
2 9 (32.14%) SAP Data Services
3 2 (7.14%) Data Warehouse
4 1 (3.57%) QlikView
Development Applications
1 3 (10.71%) JIRA
1 3 (10.71%) Selenium
2 2 (7.14%) QuickTest Pro
3 1 (3.57%) Cucumber
General
1 26 (92.86%) Finance
2 10 (35.71%) Telecoms
3 3 (10.71%) Banking
4 2 (7.14%) Financial Institution
5 1 (3.57%) Games
5 1 (3.57%) Investment Banking
Job Titles
1 10 (35.71%) Service Manager
1 10 (35.71%) Developer
2 9 (32.14%) ETL Developer
3 7 (25.00%) Analyst
4 5 (17.86%) ITIL Manager
4 5 (17.86%) ITIL Expert
5 4 (14.29%) QA Analyst
6 2 (7.14%) Test Analyst
6 2 (7.14%) Senior Test Analyst
6 2 (7.14%) Senior Analyst
7 1 (3.57%) Services Delivery Manager
7 1 (3.57%) Delivery Manager
7 1 (3.57%) IT Services Delivery Manager
7 1 (3.57%) IT Services Manager
7 1 (3.57%) Senior Developer
7 1 (3.57%) Business Analyst
7 1 (3.57%) QA Leader
7 1 (3.57%) QlikView Developer
7 1 (3.57%) Senior QlikView Developer
Miscellaneous
1 5 (17.86%) Analytical Skills
2 4 (14.29%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
3 2 (7.14%) SWIFT
3 2 (7.14%) PMI
3 2 (7.14%) Equities
3 2 (7.14%) Fixed Income
4 1 (3.57%) Derivative
4 1 (3.57%) Market Risk
4 1 (3.57%) Hedge funds
4 1 (3.57%) User Experience
4 1 (3.57%) Algorithms
Operating Systems
1 4 (14.29%) UNIX
Processes & Methodologies
1 11 (39.29%) Project Management
1 11 (39.29%) Data Analysis
1 11 (39.29%) Continuous Improvement
2 10 (35.71%) ITIL V3
2 10 (35.71%) ITIL V2
2 10 (35.71%) Supplier Management
2 10 (35.71%) Service Management
2 10 (35.71%) Service Delivery
2 10 (35.71%) ITIL
2 10 (35.71%) PRINCE2
3 9 (32.14%) ETL
3 9 (32.14%) Unit Testing
3 9 (32.14%) Dimensional Modelling
3 9 (32.14%) Data Mapping
4 8 (28.57%) Business Intelligence
5 4 (14.29%) Test Scripting
5 4 (14.29%) Agile Software Development
6 3 (10.71%) Test Automation
7 2 (7.14%) Test Strategy
7 2 (7.14%) Non-Functional Testing
Programming Languages
1 16 (57.14%) SQL
2 3 (10.71%) Java
3 2 (7.14%) Shell Script
4 1 (3.57%) Ruby
4 1 (3.57%) PHP
4 1 (3.57%) VBA
4 1 (3.57%) C#
Qualifications
1 2 (7.14%) PMI Certification
1 2 (7.14%) ISTQB
2 1 (3.57%) Degree
2 1 (3.57%) ISEB
Systems Management
1 1 (3.57%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 9 (32.14%) Cognos
1 9 (32.14%) PeopleSoft
1 9 (32.14%) SAP
1 9 (32.14%) Oracle
1 9 (32.14%) IBM